By Al Benson Jr. On April 19, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Recently, I read Walter Williams' article about the probable doctoring of the audio tape between the police dispatcher and the man who shot Trayvon Martin. After having read Professor Williams' article I can only wonder in amazement at how the media people have the gall to refer to themselves as the "news" media anymore. That the media is not about news, but is rather about the spin on the news, should be apparent to everyone.
I have observed the media in action for over four decades now. They will, in order to promote what their current agenda happens to be, obfuscate, dissimulate, and just plain lie about people and events so that the proper spin might be put on any piece of "news" they seek to foist off on what they hope is a gullible public.
Over the years I have attended events that, when I read about them in the next day's "newspaper" were totally unrecognizable as the events I attended. I have gone to marches and rallies that easily had 50,000 people in attendance (counted by the police in some cases) and when the reports came out the "news" media gave us 6,000. By the same token, I have head about events put on by socialists and other leftists where only a few hundred were in attendance and the media gave them 45,000. So it's a numbers game with the "news" media, depending on which side of the political fence you are on.
It seems that many reporters today automatically go in to cover a story with a built-in bias against anyone or anything even remotely perceived as being to the right of Castro, and they stumble all over themselves to treat anyone to the left of Obama as virtuous and laudable.
How many "news" commentators over the years have been caught peddling false or misleading stories and it is all just passed off and they are back in front of the cameras next week to peddle whatever propaganda is on tap for that week.
I have watched with amazement the coverage (or lack thereof) given to Ron Paul in this election year and it is several degrees below pathetic. In a given primary where Mr. Paul comes in second, the media discuss at great lengths who finished 1st, 3rd, and 4th and totally ignore Paul's second place finish. It would seem that the "news" media is oblivious to how transparent they have become. If only our Marxist-in-Chief in the White House were that transparent.
Years ago a wise man noted that the best way to read your newspaper was between the lines. This is an art you have to acquire, but it can be learned if one is willing to work at it. One of the first things you have to learn is that usually the information the "news" media leaves out is much more important than the drivel they feed you pretending it is "news."